LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive has turned in more than 483,000 signatures for an initiative to prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ people in Michigan by amending the state’s civil rights law.
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If election officials determine roughly 340,000 are valid, the bill would be placed before the Republican-led Legislature, where similar legislation has long stalled. If lawmakers did not adopt the measure within 40 days, it would go to a statewide vote in November 2022.
“Michigan stands united to bring LGBTQ rights into law for the first time,” said Trevor Thomas, co-chair of Fair and Equal Michigan. He called the group’s submission of petitions Tuesday a milestone “as we continue the work of making sure everyone has an equal chance to succeed.”
Fair and Equal Michigan had raised nearly $1.6 million as of July. Businesses, labor unions and groups that have financially supported
The fashion industry has been imploding for a while now and, thanks to the drastic changes COVID has brought, the need for a change is greater than ever. Over inflated inventory and constant surplus issues, all of which have been a thorn in the side for years, are even more painful and in danger of threatening retail than before.
In the recent New York Times article, Sweatpants Forever, Irina Aleksande takes a look at just how fashion has been further imploding under the added weight of the Coronavirus. Stuck on a precipice of change since the 2008 recession, the industry has struggled to truly find its footing in terms of producing what consumers really want
Lawmakers’ on-again, off-again stimulus talks were revived over the weekend after President Donald Trump’s administration put forth a $1.8 trillion offer — but a deal on another coronavirus relief package remains in limbo.
The president last week called off negotiations and shifted the focus to confirming his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, a move heavily criticized by Democrats in Congress.
“I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business,” Trump tweeted Oct. 6.
The White House pivoted on its stance days later by offering its costliest plan yet.
Its $1.8 trillion proposal includes another round of $1,200 stimulus checks like those sent to Americans under the CARES Act in the spring and a $400 weekly boost to unemployment benefits among other things, according to
Decentralized exchange Uniswap is currently undergoing its first governance vote, which was submitted by open-source lending protocol Dharma. But a number of community members have raised concerns that if successful, the proposal will hand Dharma too much control over the future direction of Uniswap.
The proposal, for which voting ends on October 19, suggests a reduction in token governance and quorum thresholds. This potentially gives the top holders — of which Dharma is one — significant power over decisions regarding Uniswap.
Currently, Uniswap governance requires proposal submitters to hold 1% of the total delegated UNI supply (10 million tokens), with a quorum of 4% (40 million UNI) required to pass a proposal. Dharma has proposed to lower these thresholds to 0.3% and 3% respectively.
A recent blog post written by community member David Felton — better known as Hiturunk in the Uniswap Discord channel — delves into why the proposal
Backers of a significant shake-up that is dividing English football have been forced to defend the proposals amid fierce criticism from the UK government, the Premier League and the Football Association.
The plan, devised by Rick Parry, the chairman of the English Football League, which runs the three divisions below the top flight, and Liverpool and Manchester United, the Premier League’s two most successful clubs, would hand a £250m bailout to the EFL as well a 25 per cent share of future media revenue.
For Mr Parry, it is a chance to reset English football and address the unsustainable surge in costs to keep up as the gulf widens between the Premier League and the EFL. It also marks a power grab by the top clubs, as it would concentrate power in the hands of the Big Six, which includes Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
The tax proposals of Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenMcConnell challenger dodges court packing question ‘Hamilton’ cast to reunite for Biden fundraiser Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis MORE would raise $2.8 trillion over 10 years and reduce taxes for most households in the near-term, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
“Overall, Biden’s tax proposals would make the US tax code more progressive,” AEI researchers said in their paper.
Biden has offered a number of tax proposals aimed at raising taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations. These include undoing portions of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwo ethics groups call on House to begin impeachment inquiry against Barr Trump relishes return to large rallies following COVID-19 diagnosis McGrath: McConnell ‘can’t get it done’ on COVID-19 relief MORE‘s 2017 tax-cut law that cut taxes for people making over $400,000, subjecting
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that Senate Republicans will attempt to move forward on a “targeted” coronavirus relief bill when the Senate returns to session next week — a sign that prospects for broad stimulus agreement have all but faded before Election Day.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said lawmakers would vote on a small businesses loan program to help firms damaged by the coronavirus pandemic, but the prospects for approval are dim.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress remain locked in a prolonged disagreement over how much additional stimulus is needed to support the economy, with Democrats holding out for a larger, broader package than the narrowly-focused measure McConnell proposed.
The Republican leader said senators would vote on adding more money to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which provided hundreds of billions of dollars in loans and grants to small businesses but ran out of money in August.
“Republicans do not agree that nothing is better than something for working families,” McConnell said, without saying how much the proposal would cost.
“The American people need Democrats to stop blocking bipartisan funding and let us replenish the PPP before more Americans lose